Digitizing sponsorMedical Society of the State of New York
Stock shots to be logged.
Good shots of New York City people on street; pedestrians; street scenes; children in playgrounds.
Many POV driving shots from atop ambulance driving through streets with rotating flashing light in front of camera.
Taking patient into emergency room.
POV of hospital corridor ceiling as might be experienced by patient on gurney rolling through corridor.
Operating room surgery scenes.
Delivery of a baby.
Produced, Written, Directed and Photographed by Murray Lerner, Lloyd Ritter. Assistant Director: Richard Wolf. Assistant to the Producers: Judith Levine. Supervising Editor: Gerald Kleppel. Editor: Paul Polishuk. Technical Assistant: Charles Hipszer. Narrated by Burgess Meredith. Birth filmed at The New York Hospital, New York City. Open heart surgery and additional hospital scenes filmed at Montefiore Hospital, New York City. Scenes in physicians' offices arranged in cooperation with the Medical Society of the State of New York.
July 9, 2012 Subject:
Pay No Attention To The Flickering Light
Narrated (of course!) by Burgess Meredith, 'Dialogue With Life' is a rather general trip through the modern wonders of medicine and how it it's making people live longer lives because of it. From birth, to adolescence, the common doctor is not now purveyor of doom, as the film hammered over and over again by indicating the hospital was a place to die at one point.. and now it's a place to get well.
Since my initial review back in September 2003, I got a chance to finally see the 2nd half, and let me tell you, it's the second half when things get going here. This half focuses on the new claptrap technology doctors were using to make people better (Check the brainwave generator thing!) and footage of a birth (just breathe into this mask.. keep breathing!). I think this whole affair still rates around a 3 star rating though.